In this post, the SciMoms answer questions about the COVID lab-release theory, the origins of COVID, and how these questions impact us.
If you have ever been told you cannot get a prescription refill on your birth control pills until you come into the doctor’s office for a Pap test; if your experience in the labor and delivery room involved medical professionals overriding or ignoring your expressed wishes; if you have ever received a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis due to a physician not listening to or believing your symptoms, you may have experienced “medical sexism.”
Americans spend a lot of money on vitamins. Is that really necessary? We examine one popular product in this post, and provide information about healthy eating.
Learn which teething remedies are safe, and which should be avoided, including homeopathic teething remedies and amber necklaces.
As COVID numbers decline and people make their ways back to the workplace, many may experience reopening anxiety. This post offers suggestions on how to navigate anxiety.
Yesterday, the CDC released new guidance for fully vaccinated people in response to very encouraging real-world data about COVID-19 vaccines. To reflect this growing body of evidence, the CDC updated their guidance to recommend that: “fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, … Continue reading Are we worried about the CDC’s new guidance for fully vaccinated people?
Research has shown that transgender kids who are supported in their identity by their families have good mental health outcomes — they experience similar rates of depression as cisgender kids. But even parents who want to support their kids may have questions. Below, Russell Toomey, PhD, answers questions about caring for transgender and gender-questioning kids. … Continue reading My kid is trans. How should we tell friends and family?
Guest writers Radhika Dhingra, PhD and Meghan E. Rebuli, PhD explore the topic of EVALI (e-cigarette or vaping associated lung injury).
The CDC recently released guidelines about what is safe after COVID vaccination. With a growing proportion of fully vaccinated older Americans, the most burning question the SciMoms and many of our readers have is: when can our kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccinations? The new guidelines do not specifically mention kids, but most kids … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: When can my kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccination?
Are canned or frozen fruits and vegetables as nutritious as fresh? How are they produced? How long can they be kept? Is the BPA lining safe? This post explores these questions and many more.